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  • 29 May 2020

    Finding a Place for Citizen Science in Policymaking

    As part of our 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, we asked: how does citizen science help us think about science not merely as a matter of applying expert knowledge within policy, but rather as a different set of ways of developing understanding and mobilizing science through broader processes of engagement and inquiry?
  • 22 May 2020

    Science, Policy & Pandemics: The State of Food Security During the Covid-19 Crisis

    As part of our series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, we explored food insecurity, the public policies to support food provision to those who are shielding, and supply chain resilience in the context of the covid-19 pandemic.
  • 22 May 2020

    Food for Thought

    In the first session of CSaP's 2020 annual virtual conference, panelists from the civil service and academia explored food, food policy and different ways of understanding the food system.
  • 15 May 2020

    Science, Policy & Pandemics: Innovative Technology and Covid-19

    As part of our series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, we explored some of the new opportunities and challenges for innovative technology in the context of COVID-19, including trustworthy digital systems, digital identity and immunity passports.
  • 14 May 2020

    Science, Policy & Pandemics: The Economic Implications of Covid-19

    As part of our series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, we explored the implications of the COVID-19 shock for international trade and labour market inequalities, with a focus on the UK context.
  • 5 May 2020

    So, you want to influence policymaking?

    In late April, CSaP hosted a professional development workshop for early career researchers from the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Application of Artificial Intelligence to the study of Environmental Risks (AI4ER) to explore how researchers can successfully engage with policymaking processes. Throughout the session, Dr Rob Doubleday, James Cemmel, Professor Bill Sutherland, and Dr Emily Shuckburgh shared lessons they have learned while operating at the science-policy interface. Based on their insights and experiences, we have collated their wisdom into ten tips for researchers interested in engaging with policymaking.
  • 4 May 2020

    Science, Policy & Pandemics: How has the pandemic impacted children and adolescents?

    As part of our series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, we asked: how is the pandemic impacting the learning, wellbeing and mental health of children and adolescents?
  • 1 May 2020

    Soil Health in the United Kingdom

    What would an agricultural soil plan for the UK look like and which measures would we use to monitor its effectiveness? Do we know enough about soil and soil health indicators to be able to operationalize policies that would ensure that soil health is looked after and which would ensure that land gives us the kind of benefits that we collectively decide we want?
  • 24 April 2020

    Science, Policy and Pandemics: Insights from Behavioural Sciences

    As part of our series on Science, Policy and Pandemics, Dr Rob Doubleday spoke with Dr Simone Schnall, Reader in Experimental Social Psychology, University of Cambridge and Dr Sander van der Linden, University Lecturer and Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, University of Cambridge, to discuss psychological aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, including the psychological aspects of isolation.
  • 21 April 2020

    Expertise Under Pressure: Disaster Response

    In the context of a disaster response, what type of knowledge and evidence should inform emergency responses? How should uncertainty be factored into decisions made under pressure? When seeking expert advice during a crisis, what constitutes an expert?